Battersea Bunches

Launch events and exhibition details


An exhibition and film screening by Mike Coles and Alex Paterson accompanied with music written by The Orb.

Private View: Friday 17th of December 2010 – 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Second Opening: Saturday 18th of December - 6.00pm to 11 pm (Entrance Fee TBC)
Exhibition runs from: Friday 17th of December 2010 – Thursday 23rd of December 2010

Gallery Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm - Sat: 12.30pm - 5.00 pm

Last day of Exhibition: Thursday 23rd of December: 10.00am to 5.00pm


"In 1956 three young children took a trip from Battersea to Greenwich and the journey was beautifully captured on super-8 film by their aunt. In 'Battersea Bunches' Mike Coles and Alex Paterson have revisited this journey, merging echoes of the past with fragments of the present to create an emotional and powerfully surreal memory. Ghosts of childhood in the fifties haunt the cavernous and derelict Battersea Power Station of today, fragments of lost time drift along the river Thames blending with ghosts of the future. Set to a haunting musical soundscape written and recorded by Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann this film suspends the viewer in a twilit, dreamlike world of lost memories. And it has its funny bits too."

Mike Coles is a graphic artist and video maker whose work has adorned many parts of the music industry over the past 30 years, and he also runs Malicious Damage Records. Using stills from the film, he has produced a series of haunting frozen snapshots of this twilight world where the ghosts of yesterday blend with the ghosts of the today.

Alex Paterson is a musician, DJ and poet performing worldwide as The Orb for over twenty years and they will be performing live on the opening night. Alex is presently working on a major new project in collaboration with the Royal Opera House

Red Gate Gallery
209a Coldharbour Lane
London SW9 8RU

Nearest Buses from Brixton/Camberwell: 35 (From Clapham Junction), 45 (From Kings X), 345 (From Sth Ken to Peckham), P4 (Brixton to Lewisham) Nearest Train: Loughborough Junction Thames Link, via King X to Sutton)

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